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DISCRETIONARY GRANTS FOR HANDICAPPED—INNOVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CFDA No. 84.023)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act, Part E, Sections 641 and
642, P.L. 91-230 as amended (20 U.S.C. 1441, 1442). (Expires September 30,
Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $24,000,000 $20,000,000
1981 26,000,000 15,000,000
1982 20,000,000 10,800,000
1983 20,000,000 12,000,000
1984 20,000,000 15,000,000
Purpose: To improve the education of handicapped children and youth through
research and development projects, and model programs (demonstrations).
Eligibility; State and local educational agencies, institutions of higher
education, and other public agencies or non-profit private educational or
research agencies and organizations are eligible.
Allowable Activities: Recipients may use funds for research, surveys or
demonstrations related to education of handicapped children and youth,
including the development and conduct of model programs designed to meet
the special education needs of such children.
II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
FY 84 funds were allocated according to the following funding categories:
1. Field Initiated Research: To provide grants for non-directed research
into subjects suggested by applicants which are judged to be responsive
to the educational needs of handicapped children and youth.
2. Handicapped Children's Model Program: To provide grants for demonstra-
tion projects (youth employrnent projects and postsecondary projects)
which develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and disseminate innovative and
exemplary services for handicapped children and youth.
3. Assessment Research; To award cooperative agreements for research to
determine studentoutcomes, effectiveness of services, and validity
of technqiues and instruments for assessment of handicapped children
and youth.SPONSE TO 6EPA 4l7(b)